Meet North Storm brand ambassadors Lara Hindmarsh and Dylan Boag.
Ocean conservationists, professional free dive instructors and avid ocean explorers. Both with a deep reverence for all things in nature.
Lara and Dylan are locals of the South Coast in NSW. They have first-hand experience exploring the pristine coastline and natural surrounds. Most importantly they organise and facilitate beach clean-up days. In addition, these clean-up days are held in the Jervis Bay area. These days always involve the local community.
Sharing the same passions, they have braved the elements and intense pressures of the ocean. Consequently, they both enjoy extending their knowledge of the sea. Teaching people how to free-dive, snorkel and explore seal colonies. Also, swim with woebegone sharks and grey nurse sharks! Along with, dolphins, migrating whales, local marine life, investigate sea caves and beaches.
Together they are the awesome duo at Woebegone Freedive!
MORE ABOUT lara and Dylan
Do you have any other interests outside of free diving?
Lara: Cooking, sewing and beach combing!
Dylan: Surfing, permaculture and ashtanga yoga.
Who is your idol, hero? Who inspires you the most?
Lara: Madison Stewart aka Shark Girl. Above all, for helping to end the shark fishing trade by giving fishermen an alternative income and future!
Dylan: Arnie for his drive and determination.
If you could travel anywhere in Australia where would you go? And why?
Lara: Western Australia! For the amazing blue water, red dirt and incredible marine life.
Dylan: The desert, as I haven’t been there. In addition, for the landscape, solitude and contrast to where we live.
What motivates you each and every day?
Lara: The beauty and simplicity of nature, every day is different. Life’s bloody exciting!
Dylan: Serving the planet and all its creatures.
What do you want to accomplish in your lifetime? Goals?
Lara: Be self-sufficient and continue to learn new skills. Also, continue exploring the bay and learn everything about it.
Dylan: Grow 75% of my own food. Also be self-sufficient and find my higher self.
What do you use your North Storm gear for?
Lara: Photography and riding to work. Also, walking our dog Red!
Dylan: Diving, surfing and exploring new places.